Armed Robber Hits MontCo Bank

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    Authorities say the suspect fired multiple shots before fleeing the scene. Police are asking for the public's help identifying the suspect. (Published Saturday, May 31, 2014)

    Authorities are searching for an armed robber who fired shots at the tellers in a Montgomery County bank Saturday.

    Police say a man stormed into a Wells Fargo Bank at 1470 E. High St. in Pottstown around 9:15 a.m., brandished a .38 semi-automatic pistol and demanded money.

    The suspect verbally threatened employees and then fired several shots into the ceiling and at the bulletproof divider located between him and the tellers, before fleeing the scene empty handed, according to officials.

    The robber, who fled out of the west side of the building on foot, is described as approximately 6-feet tall and 200 pounds. He appeared to be between the ages of 20- and 30-years-old and was wearing a dark-colored Phillies ballcap, dark-colored clothing and gloves.

    Authorities are asking anyone with information about the crime or the suspect to contact the FBI at 215-641-8910 or the Pottstown Police Department at 610-970-6570.